Noord

Travel Guide
Arashi Beach
With dozens of white-sand beaches, aquatic adventures and an easy-going island vibe, this region is Aruba at its most enchanting.

The Noord region of Aruba encompasses some of the best beaches on the island and its hotels and beachfront resorts ensure that visitors can get their fix of sun, sea and sand. Watch the clear waves rush into the golden shore, take part in a range of outdoor activities and visit the island’s landmark California Lighthouse.

Noord, which translates to “North” in Dutch, is located on the northwest tip of the island. While the town itself is colorful and authentically Aruban, most out-of-towners stay in oceanfront resorts instead, which provide easy access to the region’s pristine beaches, as well as high-end casino and spa resorts.

Go to the amenity-packed Palm Beach for calm waters and to experience the glamor of its beachfront resorts. Chic bars, clubs, restaurants and casinos entertain after dark. Further north at the rocky Hadicurari Beach, watersports are the number one pursuit, with wind and waves providing perfect conditions for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Join the locals on the quiet Arashi Beach or dive in at Malmok Beach, where clear shallow waters are well-suited for snorkeling, and wrecks and reefs keep scuba divers happy.

When you need a break from lolling on the sands, Noord can deliver alternative activities. Play a round at the Tierra del Sol Golf Course, enjoying ocean views as you navigate the cacti- and tree-dotted course. Be sure to stop by St. Ann’s Church, a prominent religious landmark with a history that dates back to the 1770s and the peaceful Alto Vista Chapel, the island’s most important religious site.

Spend a sunset at the California Lighthouse, which is named after a ship of the same name that was wrecked in these waters before its construction. Located on an elevated position on the north coast, the views from here are some of the best on the island. Take a stroll along the frequently deserted and wonderfully romantic California Sand Dunes or rent a jeep and go off-roading.

The best times to visit Noord are between January and August. If you plan to spend most of your time at the beach, then taxis and bus services can help you get around, but if you wish to explore the island further, consider renting a four-wheel drive.

Where to stay in Noord

Radisson Blu Aruba
Radisson Blu Aruba
4 out of 5
J.E.IRAUSQUIN BLVD, 97-A, Noord
The price is $279 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (297 reviews)
"Place was great well kept staff was very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Noord, Noord, 27000
The price is $444 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Noord. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,009 reviews)
"Entrance was Nice, the elevator was Nice, the hallways to the room was Nice, very things was Exciting Nice!6"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
J E Irausquin Boulevard 230, Noord
Fully refundable
The price is $297 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,032 reviews)
"First to much construction going on . No microwave in the rooms. Bathroom was molded, towels were grayish white and very rough. Couch was filthy I had to ask for a sheet to cover it and then sit. I was very disappointed but since so close to stores and other hotel. There is no specific smoking section ..."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Turibana Plaza
Turibana Plaza
3.5 out of 5
124 Caya Frans Figaroa, Noord
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (135 reviews)
"Todo muy bien gracias"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
43-E, Palm Beach Road, Noord
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (292 reviews)
"I enjoyed staying here and will stay again the only problem was that our toilet was leaking."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

Gray Door Apartments - Adults Only
Gray Door Apartments - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Noord 164, Noord, 0000
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Eagle Beach and Palm Beach Plaza are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"The property was perfect distance from the tourist areas and still offered a retreat to rest. Quiet area was perfect for what we wanted"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

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